Proverbs 10:4

“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee becommeth poore that dealeth with a slacke hand: but the hand of the diligent, maketh rich.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.
- Basic English Bible

He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Darby Bible

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Webster's Bible

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
- World English Bible

Poor [is] he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 10

  • BSP
    Verse 22: Having Jehovah God's blessing is what makes one rich. He gives protection and causes those who have his blessing to prosper.
  • Chris Powell
    From reading chapter 1 through 10 I feel Wisdom and Instruction cries out but its not the type of wisdom and instruction this world has to offer, it only comes from our father. Once we cry out to God and receive him as our saviour and read his word then the Holy Spirit will teach us what the wisdom and instructions are. They kinda remind me of hidden treasure that only the Holy Spirit can give us
  • Lu2677
    Cont.from page Matt.24;A disciple,Proverbs 10:11"The mouth of a righteous man is a well (abundance) of life; but violence covers (fills) the mouth of the wicked." The wicked are those that do not have God's word in their heart. You said "we can NEVER know our own hearts."Not true, I know mine. If you do not know yours how will you know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error in you or them?
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL HEBREWS 4:11 LET US LABOR THEREFORE TO ENTER INTO THAT REST LEST ANY MAN FALL AFTER THE SAME EXAMPLE OF UNBELIEF TITUS 1:14 NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH 1 JOHN 2:3 AND HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:16 THE LABOR OF THE RIGHTEOUS TENDETH TO LIFE THE FRUIT OF THE WICKED TO SIN JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT --- AND THEY ARE LIFE ---LUKE 6:43 FOR A GOOD TREE BRINGETH NOT FORTH CORRUPT FRUIT NEITHER DOES A CORRUPT TREE BRING FORTH GOOD FRUIT
  • Lane
    Sean, I too have been dull in the mind. I am so glad that our Father GOD, LORD JESUS, and The HOLY SPIRIT, ways are not our ways. I would have been doomed a long time ago. Thank JESUS, for bleeding our case in the courtroom of grace. AMEN!

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